Steven M. Rales has served on Fortive’s Board of Directors since 2016. He is a co-founder of Danaher and has served on the board of directors of Danaher since 1983, serving as Danaher’s Chairman of the board of directors since 1984. He was also CEO of Danaher from 1984 to 1990. In addition, for more than the past five years he has been a principal in a private business entity in the area of film production. Mr. Rales is a brother of Mitchell P. Rales.
The strategic vision and leadership of Mr. Rales and his brother, Mitchell Rales, helped create the Danaher Business System and have guided Danaher down a path of consistent, profitable growth that continues today. In addition, as a result of the substantial ownership stake that Mr. Rales has in Fortive, he is well-positioned to understand, articulate and advocate for the rights and interests of Fortive’s shareholders.